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Richard Lochhead MSP, Minister for Small Business, Innovation, Tourism and Trade

Tuesday

20 Feb 2024

Meet the Politician

Meet the Politician: Richard Lochhead MSP

11:30am
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP Office
Edinburgh

Members Only

Minister for Small Business, Innovation, Tourism and Trade, Richard Lochhead MSP, will update members on current priorities and challenges to achieving a productive economy which works for the people and planet.

Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation aims to improve productivity and increase the competitiveness of Scotland’s businesses, regions and our economy as a whole.

Richard Lochhead has represented the Moray Constituency in the Scottish Parliament since 2006. Prior to that, Mr Lochhead represented North East Scotland from 1999 to 2006. He attended Williamwood High School in Clarkston and Central College of Commerce in Glasgow, before graduating in Political Studies from the University of Stirling.

Immediately prior to his election, he worked as an economic development officer for Dundee City Council.

Mr Lochhead previously served as Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment between 2007 and 2016.